The hit on Lidstrom
Ian Laperriere's elbow does sneak up there into Nick Lidstrom's chin a bit.
And while this one's so far been reported as a knee sprain, it looks as though the Red Wings captain had his brain a bit scrambled there.
Lidstrom says he doesn't have a concussion, but that the knee is sore:
“I have a pretty good mark on my chin where he hit me,” said Lidstrom, a five-time Norris Trophy winner. “Whether he tried to or not, I don't know, but he followed through and finished with his elbow up on my chin and that's when my head went back into the glass.”We'll know tomorrow morning the extent of the injury, but a sprain shouldn't keep him out more than two weeks.
“I don't have a headache or anything,” Lidstrom said.
“The knee feels sore and a little bit swollen,” Lidstrom told DetroitRedWings.com. “I'll have an MRI in the morning.”